Want your child to have a successful and fun school year while distance learning? Well, it’s easier than you may think. Keep reading to learn more.
Set Up A Distraction-Free Workspace
If your child’s study room turned into yet another playroom, there is no need to worry. Transforming it back into a study room is an easy fix.
Having a designated school zone can help your child concentrate, be creative, and have fun!
Keep in mind; they don’t need an entire home office space to themselves to be successful. You can set up a desk for them in the hallway, guest room, or bonus room. When they take a break, encourage them to step away from the desk and go into another room.
This will help their brain better understand that their desk is designed for homework and other areas of the home are designed for play.
Sometimes kids and teens can have a hard time opening up and coming to terms with their emotions. It’s like when you ask your child how their day at school was, and they reply with “fine.”
A great way to work around this is by asking them open-ended questions.
Here are a few examples.
1) How are you feeling about distant learning this year?
2) What are you most looking forward to experiencing this year?
3) How prepared do you feel for this year?
Say Goodbye to Multitasking
No matter how simple or complex the task at hand may be, multitasking is not the answer.
When we multitask, we are much more likely to make careless mistakes along the way, which can significantly slow us down in the long run.
Having multiple tabs open at once, texting, or listening to a podcast may feel like a good idea at the moment, but it can actually be very draining and stressful.
The truth is, even the most thought out plans aren’t always a success. And that’s okay!
Of course, it’s always a good idea to set up a game plan at the start of the school year.
But at the same time, none of us know for sure what this year will look like.
Every day is a new day, and we need to roll with the punches. It may be a challenge at first, but your child is resilient and they’ve got this! Learn More